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CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 2:10pm EDT
an immigration system in our country that meets the needs of a growing economy, the biggest economy in the world that focuses on making our country stronger, not weaker, and hopefully will put this debate behind us. so i yield the floor. >> yield for a question. first could i say all of us who have had the honor of working with you and the senator from north dakota greatly appreciate the work that you've done. if there is going to be a broad bipartisan support for the final product it will be because of what you and the senator from north dakota have done. and i'm very, very grateful for that. and i think that it is important wouldn't you agree that people understand that this is a very tough bill. and it required a lot of cooperation from our friends on the other side of the aisle to go along and agree with this. i think that they've shown a great deal of compromise in order to reach this point and agree with us on this legislation, which clearly we need bipartisan support for. but i would like to ask the senator again for a couple of specifics. because i think it is important we understand how
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 9:00am EDT
much that is costing the european economy, european jobs, and the european government? guest: at the moment, we are asking our citizens to do a lot of sacrifice in order to adjust to the impact of the financial crisis. we cannot allow a number of people to escape, a number of people to evade their tax responsibilities. so, i think this was a powerful message from the g8. very much supported and initiated by the europeans to make sure that our tax system is assumes itsverybody responsibilities in terms of and that when we ask normal citizens to make sacrifices, we should at the same time ensure that any of the people that tries to escape this sanctions -- is sanctions. cooperation among states is an effective one, and this is what they discussed in the g8 and what we are implementing. we are happy to see that we are on the same wavelength with the americans. host: what about switzerland? is which alone one of those locations used as a tax haven? guest: switzerland is not part of the european union, but we have a solid relationship with switzerland. we made a number of agreemen
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the original small business. small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the engines of job creation. and over half of americans own or are employed by a small business. mr. speaker, there are 30 million small businesses in the united states, and they create seven out of 10 new american jobs each and every year. small businesses are the key to economic prosperity. the government does not create jobs. american small businesses create jobs. the government and its lawmakers should do everything in their power to cultivate an ideal environment for small businesses to grow and prosper by removing roadblocks to growth and building economic certainty. we need to keep the focus on the american worker and on small businesses. we need to remember that every week is small business week. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. further requests for one minute? for what reason does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, mr. speake
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 10:00am EDT
the economy has not recovered from the collapse that wall street caused in housing and other areas. we had recreational vehicles industries gone. we had some high tech that's moved on. we had a lot of construction, home building, lumber, wood products pretty much decimated. the rural areas i have in my rural counties, unemployment over 20%. people are struggling to make ends meet, and we're going to cut their benefits. they want to work. some of them are working, and we even have a higher minimum wage than some states, but it still won't get you through the end of the month for your family. now, this is just outrageous. there are ways to cut this bill. we're going to stop paying finally at last, we are going to stop people not to grow things. we are going to have a new program of crop insurance and some estimates are this program which goes to anybody with an unlimited income, if you're a corporate farm and has $2 million, government will pay 80% for your crop insurance, 80% subsidies. why is that? we could cut this and -- if you earn a quarter of a million dollars a year, go buy your own
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of the sequester. , it is something that because of the strength of the economy, it has not been as much of a public focus as the white house hoped. host: is it a matter of capitol hill not bringing it up enough? what has capitol hill been doing on this? guest: the democrats ready regularly bring up the sequester. there is no pressure on anyone to change the sequester at this point. the economy is doing fine. the budget situation is getting better. the economy is improving. the sequester is having a role as well. at this point, it seems impossible anyone would turn off the sequester before the end of september. it actually looks like the budget things that were included as part of the bill that created the sequester will continue for some time. i would expect the kind of cuts we are seeing right now will continue in the foreseeable future. we are taking your calls and comments on sequestration. the nsa to leaks, the upcoming decisions on gay marriage, and any other subject you want to talk about on capitol hill this week. ken is up next on the independent line. good morning. caller: good
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 1:00pm EDT
has resulted in a significant boost for the local economy, especially for the travel industry, the leisure industry, restaurants, for example. shops. i'm proud to have worked on taiwan's entry into the visa waiver program because i know that as a result of this agreement taiwanese americans in southern california have a much easier time staying connected to their families. mr. speaker, as the number of visitors from taiwan has grown exponentially, there is an urgent need to ensure that taiwan has real time access to air safety information. strengthening air safety benefits american citizens as much as it does the taiwanese. every year tens of thousands of americans fly through taiwan's airspace which must be as safe as it can be, and this bill will certainly help. just as taiwan was allowed to join the world health organization as a result of the sars outbreak, so should taiwan be afforded the opportunity to observe the proceedings of the i.k.o. we all share the responsibility to ensure that international air travel be safe. taiwan's unique political status has thus far hinder
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 4:10pm EDT
, even though the economy is growing. too many families feel like they're working working harder and still can't get ahead. inequality is still growing in our society. too many young people aren't sure whether they will be able to match the living standards of parents. we have too many kids in poverty in this country still. there are some basic steps we can take to strengthen the position of working people in this country to help our , to make sureter it's more competitive, and some of that requires political will. some of it requires an abiding passion for making sure everyone in this country has a fair shot area but it also requires good economists. i know it is called the dismal science, but i don't find it at dismal. i think it is actually pretty interesting. staffmes the rest of my thinks obamas getting together with his economists and they're going to have a wonk fest for the next hour, but this stuff matters. in termsa difference of whether or not people get a chance at life and how we optimize this opportunity. everyone gets a caring fornd we are the vulnerable and disabl
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
that it would be good for dairy farmers in the northeast who are such an important part of our economy. but i cannot and i will not support this farm bill as it is currently written. i cannot support a bill that cuts the snap program by $20.5 billion. i cannot support a bill that will force two million americans to lose their benefits. i cannot support a bill that throws over 200,000 american children off the free school breakfast and lunch program. in short, i cannot support a bill that will make hunger in america even worse than it already is. right now as we speak, as we gaggetser here, there are -- as we gather here, there are 50 million hungry americans, 17 million of them are children. many of them work but do not earn enough to make ends meet. all of us, every single one of us in this chamber should be ashamed by those numbers. food is not a luxury. it is a basic necessity. but there isn't a single congressional district in america that is hunger-free. ending hunger in america used to be a bipartisan issue. to my republican friends i say, remember the work of people like bob dole and b
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
must work together to create jobs, to strengthen the middle class and to grow the economy. our -- yet once again republicans refuse to listen. instead we are debating legislation that endangers women's health and that disrespects the judgment that the american women and their doctors on how to make judgments about women's health. this bill would deny care to women in the most desperate circumstance. sad and desperate circumstances. it is yet another republican attempt to endanger women. it is disrespectful to women. it is unsafe for families and it is unconstitutional. at the start of the congress, the republicans take great pride, and we join them in that pride in reading the constitution, start to finish. it's a great day. it's a great document. but then the republicans proceed to ignore it. one example, this clearly unconstitutional bill. each day republicans claim they want to reduce the role of government except when it comes to women's most personal decisions about their reproductive health. leading groups of medical professionals and experts across the country believe that this
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
are children. they are seniors, disabled. so it is a very serious issue. people are struggling in this economy for their survival. we have high unemployment, wages down. income has not increased. why do we want to take this moment and throw more people into poverty and increase hunger? it does not make sense. in the past, there has been a bipartisan coalition. they came together around the issue of hunger, and addressing that issue. this farm bill woodcut $21 billion in the nutrition program, in the food stamp program. it would throw 2 million people off of the program. one million of whom are children. because there is a link between the program and school lunch, school breakfast,, that means over 200,000 youngsters will be kicked off the program. it is not right. host: here are details about snap, the supplemental assistance program, also known as food stamps. these numbers come from march of this year. that is 23 million households. $75 billion in total last year. in terms of what people get, it ,s $133 on average per person $270 per average per household. we see the number at 47.7 million
CSPAN
Jun 15, 2013 2:55pm EDT
, this country is drowning in debt. i reject the implication that our economy is doing better because life is good on wall street but small businesses across this country are crumbling on main street. our country can do better than this massive sovereign debt, this expanding welfare state, this drift towards socialized medicine that's modeled after modern western europe. we can do better. and we must. and starting today, we've got to start the fight to regain those values. let me close with this. as we fight for our country, we need to do it with joy. lost that as frankly example of a happy warrior. ronald reagan died a less than a decade ago and sometimes i fear with his passing we have forgotten that conversations should come with a smile. love and joy ought to be our code. our conviction and our passion should lead to compassion, not contempt or anger or fear mongering. we stand for the principles that made america great. and we should exude those principles with joy. you know, smile when you disagree with a liberal. and shake your head and as ronald reagan once said, you know, liberals
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 9:35pm EDT
jewel in the crown of the united kingdom economy. seeing a, we are growth in production as a number of new fields and projects come on stream. all times, safety and security are absolutely paramount. been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. " airs live every wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern and again on sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. watch any time on c-span.org, where you can find past rime minister's questions other public affairs programs. on monday, british foreign secretary william hague told members in the house of commons that recent allegations that the government communications headquarters tried to circumvent the law to gather data on british citizens were baseless. he added that data obtained by the uk from the u.s. involving british assistant -- citizens were subject to statutory controls and safeguards. he also took questions from members. i think the matters have been very fully explored. the statements for foreign and commonwealth affairs, secretary william hague. will makermission, i a statement on the work
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
and economy. it also will protect families and farmers. families are already having enough trouble making ends meet. mr. gibbs: this amendment will help bring down prices for our constituents by providing more opportunity to dairy farmers. it will save taxpayers dollars. this amendment saves taxpayers another $15 million on top of the savings in the underlying bill. every penny counts. this amendment will create a better and more market driven policy for our farmers. supply management is not the way to go. i support the amendment. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from minnesota has two minutes remaining. mr. peterson: i yield myself the balance of the time. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. peterson: hasegawa been said, we have been working on this for four years. clearly the current policy doesn't work because we got all this volatility. if you adopt this goodlatte-scott amendment, you will continue to have that volatility. those people concerned about the price of milk, when we had high prices, the processors raised the price
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 12:35am EDT
. it is a real jewel in the crown of the united kingdom economy. i think what's encouraging is that this year we're seeing a growth and production as a number of new fields and projects come on stream buddies right to say that at >> you have been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. question time airs live every wednesday at 7 a.m. eastern when the house of commons is in session and again on sunday nights at 9 p.m. eastern and pacific. watch any time at www.c- span.org, where you can find video of hast prime minister's questions and other public affairs programs. on monday, british foreign secretary william hague told members in the house of commons recent allegations they tried obtain data from private citizens were baseless. he added it was subject to proper statutory controls and safeguards. following the remarks, mr. haig took questions from members. an fairly it has fully explored. >> i will make a statement on the legal framework. i am responsible for the work and the secret intelligence service. the home secretary is responsible for in my five area did i
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
growing economies in the world, to help solve local food emergencies. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. thank you. the chair: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. chairman, i yield to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. fincher, one minute. mr. chairman, how much time do i have remaining? the chair: the gentleman from oklahoma has 2 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. lucas: i yield to the gentleman from tennessee. the chair: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. fincher: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to this amendment. this amendment favors our foreign competitors over american-grown products, american-grown industries and jobs filled by americans. unlike foreign aid programs, the food for peace program is america made through and through and is tied to approximately 44,000 american jobs in the agriculture, transportation and maritime industries. an american is employed in every step of the process of the food for peace program. americans grow the crops, the commodities are processed a
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
critically on what is happening in the rest of the economy, that medicare cannot go off. >> i have heard the testimony, loud and clear. >> you can see the entire hearing at 9:22. ouret us not be blind to differences a less direct attention to our common interests. and the means by which those differences can be resolved. and if we cannot and our differences -- at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. everyone, no matter where they live is a citizen of berlin. ina free man i take pride the words "ich ben ein berlinner." different president kennedy and you see a different one again, who was preparing the ground for a real shot and the nuclear test ban treaty that was agreed to in the fall of 1963, and at the same time -- also building up defense and seeking a way to peace with this speech. >> looking back on the 50th anniversary of the speech -- at 7:30 p.m.. part of american history television. at the obamaook administration's policy on cyber security. we will hear from janet napolitano. this was hosted by the woodrow wilson center. this is about 120 minutes. >> so much for
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